Only in telling my story have I been able to step into my power as my own protagonist, so I recognize how vital Girls Write Now is, giving a brilliant generation of young sister-writers the tools, encouragement and power to see themselves as the heroines of their own stories.” — JANET MOCK
We are thrilled to honor Janet Mock at the 2016 Girls Write Now Awards. An influential voice, activist, and author, Janet Mock is the New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness, the forthcoming Firsts: A Memoir of the Twenties Experience, and the host of So POPular! — a weekly MSNBC digital series about culture. She is a sought-after speaker and the founder of #GirlsLikeUs, a social media project that empowers trans women.
Born in Hawaii, Janet’s story of growing up trans caught the nation’s attention in a 2011 Marie Claire article. Since then she’s become one of the most influential trans women and millennial leaders in media. TIME called her one of “12 new faces of black leadership” and one of “the most influential people on the Internet” while Fast Company named her one of 2015’s “most creative people in business.” Now, Janet finds herself on the other side of the story as a Contributing Editor for Marie Claire, a host for MSNBC, and correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.
It is with great pride that we honor Janet Mock and her work to elevate the stories of young women.
You’re invited to the 2016 Girls Write Now Awards at Three Sixty° Tribeca on May 17! Help us honor Janet Mock, and fellow honorees Jenni Konner, executive producer, writer and director of HBO’s Golden Globe winning Girls and co-founder of LennyLetter.com, and John Osborn, President & CEO of BBDO NY, creators of the Barbie “Imagine the Possibilities” Campaign, with emcee Alicia Menendez, Fusion anchor and special correspondent at Three Sixty° Tribeca on May 17. Purchase your tickets and reserve your spot – we hope to see you there!